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    MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Sometimes incredible, sometimes not, we take a closer peek at performance.
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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Multi GPU has always been seen as a bit of a price saver at the cost of taking the risk that some games won't support it (the x70 cards have typically been £300-350), but now with this founders day bollocks they used to rip us all off of an extra hundred quid, then not dropping it again, has made that value non-existent

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    I keep thinking if buying a second 970 was a smart move when I see some of the benchmarks, but then I see the prices and realise yes, yes it was.

    Some games are terrible for SLI and I have no idea how they make them so bad. Planetside 2 is another example where SLI seems to make things worse - that's on DX9 though. You'd hope writing with DX12 in mind and one of the big features of that being multi-GPU, things would be better.

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Well right about now, buying two 970's 18mths ago was the smartest long term purchase I made with my current PC.

    In all the 5 big games that I've played over that time, SLI scaling has been superb and trouble free, giving 980Ti performance, and in some games beating it by 5-10%

    I have no interest in buying any of the 10xx cards because quite frankly they're just node shrunk maxwells on steroids, take away the 50% clock speed boost that 16nm has allowed and they're not really that impressive to me TBH.

    970SLI will still cut the mustard in games for at least another 12-18mths, hopefully by which time sanity will have returned to exchange rates and GPU prices.

    £700 for a 1080....yeah riiiight, hell will freeze over before I'd pay that for a single GPU.
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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    To me these results look excellent. For not much more than a 1080 this setup wipes the floor in virtually every test by a very significant margin. And that's with new cards and new drivers, things should only get better.

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    At least one crossfire set up for comparison would have been nice. Ideally Fury X and RX 480...

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Don't see me using one in SLi but a single card maybe.

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    I have one 980ti and I cant decide either 980ti sli or 1070sli

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    OK. Crossfired and Sli'd for years.
    Suddenly nvidia drops tripple cross file and media just on an anti SLI band wagon.
    I find it concerning that quite a few sites are running similar stories, like
    someone coordinated the who SLI debate.

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Quote Originally Posted by forsakenrichy View Post
    I have one 980ti and I cant decide either 980ti sli or 1070sli
    Used 980 Ti prices are dropping rapidly. Just bag an extra used 980 Ti if you need more performance, unless you're doing things that really need more than 6GB VRAM.

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Personally I love Sli but I have a fear it will become 2 way only from now and in the future discontinued

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Quote Originally Posted by forsakenrichy View Post
    Personally I love Sli but I have a fear it will become 2 way only from now and in the future discontinued
    It's already been announced that >2 way SLI is being deprecated. Because of the BW needed for 2 cards to talk at higher resolutions & refresh rates, the SLI fingers need to be doubled up for >4K/60p or 5K, so they're dropping support for >2way SLI

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    Whilst >2 is true, the current support for 2-way seems to be getting better and better. The last time I considered SLI the support for it in games (AAA or not) was patchy at best. Now (looking at the tests here) it is much better supported already and DX12 looks to be extending this further.

    All of a sudden 2x1070 looks a real alternative to 1x1080. But then I may well wait another couple of months to see if there's new of the 1080Ti before pulling the trigger.

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    Re: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X in SLI

    People often complain about tue scaling with SLI but I am running 2 GTX 980ti's and I can run every game I've ever played, completely maxed out and at >144fps which was my goal as I have a 144hz monitor.

    In fairness, I am only gaming at 1080p but I really don't see the point going any higher as no GPU in this generation (or likely the next) can truly handle 4k gaming. My games look AMAZING on "just" 1080p when running at 144hz.

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